Paint Color for Kitchen Cabinets?

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Q: ...I think that a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets would be a nice, affordable facelift, but I'm not sure what color would be best...

My husband and I have a 1959 ranch house that we absolutely love. We've made improvements to the rest of the house, but the one room we haven't been able to upgrade yet (due to financial constraints) is the kitchen. We've done some painting and changed out light fixtures, but that's about it. The floor is vinyl and, unfortunately, will have to stay until we're ready to replace it with hardwoods that match the rest of the house. I think that a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets would be a nice, affordable facelift, but I'm not sure what color would be best. The counters are white, the floors are really light, and the backsplash is white with a brown and gold retro pattern. At first, I thought dark brown would work, but I'm not sure of the contrast with the counters. White can still be an option, but I think it might make the floors look even grungier.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Sent by Allison

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